If you don’t use up all your energy New Year’s Eve but are looking for something to do Wednesday to start the new year right, consider a hike at the Cold Spring Harbor Lab’s Fish Hatchery and Aquarium.
They invite you to come learn about Long Island winter habitats and enjoy a guided nature hike. Hikes are family friendly. Be sure to dress weather appropriate. Comfortable hiking shoes are recommended. Must be able to hike a moderate nature trail for approximately 1/2 mile. Pre-registration required. 11 a.m.-noon. Limited spaces available. Call 516 693 6768.
If you prefer watching others getting a workout, Boy Scout Troop 410 of Northport will repeat its 11th annual polar bear swim Wednesday, noon, at Steers Beach. It’s a fundraiser, so you can be virtuous and stay warm by watching and donating to the Northport Food Pantry. Last spring, the troop donated $6,500 to the pantry.
BSA Troop 410 photo